Adding hops to your brew...

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Adding hops to your brew...

Postby everythingsucks » Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:08 pm

Hey guys I'm new to homebrewing and ive only done 2 batches so far so i thought it would be a good idea to join a forum so i have a world of information and help at my fingertips. Anyway i have read about adding hops to your brews, not that i am yet ready to try it. But how is it done? Do you boil the hops in water then add the water to the fermenter or what?

I understand the different times for boiling to get bittering, aroma etc but how do you add it to the beer? Noone ever explains it anywhere Ive read.

Thanks guys.
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Postby slothrob » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:19 am

When you prepare the wort, the liquid that will ferment into beer, you boil it for an hour, for a number of reasons. You add the hops during this boil, boiling the hops in the wort.

Boiling wort in plain water will not give the same result.
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